Apr 22, 2024 - History

Remembering Sen. Mark Warner’s tuna melt 4 years later

A screenshot of a tweet from stephen colbert that says "Watching Mark Warner make a tuna melt" with a pic from Clockwork Orange of a guy forced to have his eyes open and looking terrified.

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Four years ago today, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner scarred the internet so much with his heinous tuna melt video that Vice President Kamala Harris got him on Instagram Live to help right his wrongs.

The big picture: It was the second month of the COVID pandemic, Harris wasn't VP yet, and Warner's post was secretly a PSA to wash your hands for 20 seconds to avoid spreading germs.

  • But there were a lot of wrongs.
  • He didn't toast the bread, used ungodly globs of mayonnaise — and not even Duke's Mayo — didn't drain the tuna and then MICROWAVED the sandwich.

Our favorite reactions:

  • "Dude's worth $257 million and he's all but just slurping on mayonnaise." — @cjamesmay
  • "Everyone's making fun of Mark Warner's Tuna Melt like you haven't passed out drunk with an open bag of shredded cheese." — @Alex_Kack
  • "I don't know why but watching Mark Warner make a tuna melt has completely broken me." — @ZachMontellaro
  • "Well, looks like it's time to make Tim Kaine the new Senior Senator from Virginia." — @ericankelly

Go deeper: Tim Kaine's creamed onions.

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